A new video posted on X, formerly Twitter, over the weekend shows a fistfight between United States Marines and a group of civilian men outside a nightclub in Austin, Texas. The footage also shows a large group of Texas State Police intervening to break up the fight before it escalated further.
A video of the brawl posted by TX Street Fights on X shows a group of men confronting U.S. Marines outside of the Voodoo Room nightclub in Austin. After the men exchange words with the Marines, one of the men can be seen attempting to land punches against one of the Marines, which quickly escalated tensions into a street fight between the Marines and the civilian men.
After a civilian repeatedly punched one of the Marines, the group of Marines quickly knocked the civilian to the ground and began landing multiple blows on him with their fists while other civilians engaged in a fight with the Marines. Texas State Police officers were forced to quickly intervene and bring an end to the fight before it escalated.
During the street fight between the Marines and the group of civilian men, several of the bystanders appeared supportive of the U.S. military members. One of the bystanders can be heard chanting “USA! USA!” as the police worked to break up the fight and create separation between the two groups.
The last segment of the video footage shows additional police officers arriving at the scene of the fight on horseback while an unrelated fight broke out near the Austin nightclub, according to The Gateway Pundit.
Collin Rugg, co-owner of Trending Politics, also shared the video footage on social media, warning, “Don’t mess with the Marines.”
“The incident started when an angry woman snagged a phone and threw it into the street. (She was later smacked on accident by one of the men she was with),” Rugg tweeted. “One of the black men then swung at a Marine and missed which then escalated the fight. The Marines knocked down one of the men after he landed three punches on a Marine.”
The video footage led many users on social media to show support for the U.S. Marines for defending themselves during the Texas street fight. One social media user tweeted, “What a disgraceful incident in Austin! Our brave Marines, defending themselves after unprovoked attacks. This is the state of our country—disrespect for those who put their lives on the line. Unbelievable!”
“I don’t condone violence,” another social media user tweeted. “But just maybe, people should learn to respect our armed forces. The Marines are trained like no others.”